Henry David Thoreau distrusted any enterprise that required new clothes, which is why he abandoned his career as a French maid. Help little ones to embrace bold, new outfits with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of children’s apparel and accessories at Pacifier, valid at two area locations.
Pacifier lines its bright-blue walls with trendy apparel and accessories in which parents can swath their pint-sized progeny. The yellow-patterned Girona tile pocket dress ($39) topped off with a red-bow hair clip from No Slippy Hair Clippy ($8) gift-wraps chic gals, and french-terry plaid shorts ready boys for summertime fun ($25). Conscious customers can cloak kids in a pink organic lovie blanket ($15), organic onesies from Urban Smalls ($23), or diapers fashioned from organic fig leaves. The two stylish boutiques also house a collection of cribs ($99+) and nursery décor ($19.95+), as well as baby carriers ($45+), eco toys ($9.95+), and gifts for new mamas and papas.
Selected for the Best of Twin Cities issues of Mpls.St.Paul Magazine and Minnesota Monthly, and named Best Children's Clothing Store in 2014 by CityPages, Jon and Wing Witthuhn founded Pacifier in 2004 in response to the lack of hip baby stores in Minneapolis, and they now have locations in Highland Park, Edina, and St. Paul's Highland Park and recently moved their Minneapolis location to the North Loop. True to their vision, the shop stocks a whimsical array of eclectic and modern children’s clothing and toys, nursery décor and furniture, and maternity items. Its selection of diaper bags facilitates the process of changing little loincloths, and baby bouncers inspire tiny feet to groove to the electric slide with rhythmic movements. Swaddlers keep kiddies warm as they sleep, and a Sophie the Giraffe natural teether sees babies through an important developmental change. In addition to its stock of baby gifts and toys, the shop purveys home-safety devices, including press 'n' pull plug protectors and video monitors.